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  • Publisher: Art
  • Genre:
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 3.6 MB
  • Version: 1.6
  • Price: Free
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App description: The original MegaBall 1991 by Ed & Al Mackey.

MegaBall began it's life as a freely distributable
Public Domain game with an optional Shareware
level editor. It was later commercially published,
and became freely available again in 2012.
MegaBall became a benchmark for it's genre.

This app runs the original floppy disk image on
an emulated classic computer of the same era,
the Commodore Amiga 500, and therefore does
not reflect the performance of the host iDevice,
the emulated computer, nor the original game.

This app features a genuine crack/cartridge style
trainer option for 99 lives, or selectively enabling
permanent power ups in any combination.
Support for original keyboard activated cheats,
Optional auto rotation of the game's levels,
Visual representation of floppy disk access,
Custom level 2 game board for iOS devices,
Functionality to load and save high scores,
and a feature to display the genuine Amiga
"Insert Workbench Disk" requester screen.

Although a redundant feature for this release,
the disk image is silently checked for the famous
"Lamer Exterminator" virus at every launch.

The floppy disk image is never modified.
The iOS App makes changes to the Amiga's
memory directly!

The objective of this distribution is recreate an
experience within the scope of a single game,
and preserve a piece of history that deserves it.

xArtx's comments:
Hi Guys,

Here's an emulated original Commodore Amiga emulation running
the original MegaBall (1991) floppy disk image:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/megaball/id662086959?ls=1&mt=8





Since the App Store distribution has to be bound to a single game, worked on hacks instead:



Look in iPhone Settings menu for game hacks.
The app is FREE!
Cheers, Art.
07-16-2013, 09:05 PM
#2
Here's the appinfo. Quote my message if you want to see the code behind it.



07-16-2013, 09:42 PM
#3
Ive played it and has a problem, anything very small and i not detect which is a power up or obstacle, not make me fun.
07-16-2013, 09:58 PM
#4
Has odd hardware requirements, won't install on an ipad
07-16-2013, 11:13 PM
#5
Plays fine on my 4S other than an unusually long load "from floppy" disk. Not a great game. Not sure if it lets you side load or not since I'm not at my PC.
07-17-2013, 12:13 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,292
Quote:
Originally Posted by xArtx View Post
Hi Guys,

Here's an emulated original Commodore Amiga emulation running
the original MegaBall (1991) floppy disk image:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/megaball/id662086959?ls=1&mt=8





Since the App Store distribution has to be bound to a single game, worked on hacks instead:



Look in iPhone Settings menu for game hacks.
The app is FREE!
Cheers, Art.
I'll be coy. Kickstart?
07-17-2013, 12:15 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,292
You were a little to blatant in the app description. It has been pulled.
07-17-2013, 12:28 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,455
Available in the UK still. So can you use iexplorer with this?
07-17-2013, 01:16 AM
#9
How freaking cool is this? A phone is not the best platform for this game. But I'm happy to see it. It's free give it a whirl.

Amiga Forever!
07-17-2013, 02:41 AM
#10
Dowloaded - thought I may have missed this. Don't get home until the end of week but hoping it works with iExplorer and iCade. Good work, I hope but the language used is probably far too blatant, as Greyskull says above.